The Dreaming Whilst Black cast features Adjani Salmon, Dani Moseley and Demmy Ladipo. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Adjani Salmon, Max Evans and Natasha Jatania’s series on Showtime and Paramount+. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Dreaming Whilst Black centers on an aspiring filmmaking in London. As Kwabena establishes industry connections, he experiences a variety of racial stereotypes. The narrative follows the main protagonist as he looks to the future while reuniting with a film school friend. Here’s every actor and character in Dreaming Whilst Black.
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Dreaming Whilst Black Cast: Adjani Salmon as Kwabena
Character Profile: A Sterling Recruitment Agency employee. He is an aspiring filmmaker who appreciates Tokyo Story. Kwabena searches for financial stability while developing his career.
Salmon’s Resume: Lionel in Enterprice (2020), Nick in Doctor Who (2022), Aston in Chivalry (2022)
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Dreaming Whilst Black Cast: Dani Moseley as Amy
Character Profile: Kwabena’s film school friend. She works as an executive assistant for a production company. Amy experiences racism while looking for professional opportunities.
Moseley’s Resume: Various in Doctors (2010-2020), Simone Charles in Brothers with No Game (2012-14), Shaiyana in EastEnders (2012), Candy in Gates (2012), Ezzy in Everything I Know About Love (2022)
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Dreaming Whilst Black Cast: Demmy Ladipo as Maurice
Character Profile: Kwabena’s best friend. He is a charismatic man who follows Arsenal F.C. Maurice looks after his pregnant wife.
Ladipo’s Resume: Aneil in Enterprice (2018), Mace in The Last Tree (2019), Wasim in We Are Lady Parts (2021), Rich in Back to Life (2021), Chris in Count Abdulla (2023)
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Dreaming Whilst Black Cast: Rachel Adedeji as Funmi
Character Profile: Maurice’s wife. She is a mild-mannered woman who prepares to deliver her first child. Funmi helps Kwabena find filmmaking work.
Adedeji’s Resume: Lisa Loveday in Hollyoaks (2016-20), Avatar Roy in R.I.P.D. 2: Rise of the Damned (2022), Billie in The Almond and the Seahorse (2022), Sky Tomlin in Whitstable Pearl (2022), Yemi in Champion (2023)
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Dreaming Whilst Black Cast: Babirye Bukilwa as Vanessa
Character Profile: Kwabena’s love interest. She is a fan of the movie Love & Basketball. Vanessa builds a relationship with Kwabena as he takes the next step in his career.
Bukilwa’s Resume: Tia Benjamin in Casualty (2012), Sabrina in Strawberry Fields (2012), Sharon in Our Girl (2013), Selena Jeffries in Babylon (2014), DC Dominique Parkes in We Hunt Together (2020-22)
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The Dreaming Whilst Black cast also includes:
- Jo Martin as Grace
- Roger Griffiths as Uncle Claude
- Martina Laird as Aunt Polly
- Alexander Owen as Adam
- Will Hislop as Lewis
- Kemi Lofinmakin as Aunty Lola
- Akemnji Ndifornyen as William
- Isy Suttie as Helen
- Muna Otaru as Stephanie
- Tomi Ogunjobi as Funmi’s Mum
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